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How Effective is N-COG Thread Facelift
, the most-performed and simplest lunchtime facelift
technique today has been around for over 100 years. However, its active adaptation to the actual cosmetic care practice did not ignite until the early years of 2000s, a hundred years later of its proposal.
2000's early years brought us Aptos
, the primary brand of thread lift which used non-dissolvable threads as a permanent lifting instrument introduced underneath the skin. It had spikes or barbs along on its sides which were designed to hook up skin, the idea that was so innovative and is still the main technique design of today. What was wrong with this method was the nonabsorbable property of the thread which was causing side effects such as chronic inflammation of skin tissues, bumpy skin surfaces due to this inflammation or the thread itself, and sometimes infection due to the thread's long existence inside the human tissue. And this was the reason why Aptos gradually faded from the lunchtime liftiong scene in the 2000s.
2000s' later years produced the infamous Golden Thread
, which was trendy and so expensive at that time, because its main ingredient
was no other else but gold. Many went crazy about this and spared no
expense to try this supposedly a breakthrough technique but in vain. This
technique was not only ineffective, but what was worst was that people
who had golds inside them were refused of undergoing procedures or body
exams with electromagnetic devices such us the MRI and other medical devices
when they were really needed for health issues. Because of these, it was
believed that this method was already abandoned and forgotten, but still
there are some clinics or salons that are practising this to thi day
2010s was the advent of dissolvable thread
usage in thread lift. These absorbable threads have been evolving these
10 years. First , they were performed with some incisions and obvious needle
points on each side of the area to be lifted, but, lately, 1 hidden needle
point along the scalp or hairline is enough to perform lifting, as easy
and fast as filler treatment that literally can be undergone during lunchtime
and go back to work without even being noticed. And that is what NーCOG thread
Talking about effectiveness, what this newest N-COG technique can do, is
the main subject of this report. The answer is , still not as good as surgical
facelifts, but its easiness to perform as filler injection
is considerably enough already to appraise its usefulness in an urgent
settings or situations that surgery is not the choice. Absorbable threads
fade within half a year but activated collagen and elastin regenerations
help linger thightening process until 1-2-year time.
Excessive amount of saggy skin might not be a good candidate for this method. Thread lift is desirable for less amount of skin sagginess
which surgery is still not necessarily an option or cannot be an option. And obvious wrinkle lines such as the 'parenthesis'(also called nasolabial folds) cannot be pulled enough with thread procedure, and filler treatment is recomendable.
N-COG's latest version is called N-COG Spiral
N-COG Spiral's big difference from the traditional ones is that barbs
) along the thread are stronger than ever and are aligned spirally
to gain firmer lifting of the saggy skin within few minutes and only with
tiny swelling and needle points as in filler injections.
The threads used are dissolvable within half a year but the newly generated
collagens replace them to make skin firmer for a year or two.
Actual treatment uses cannulas(blunt needles
)to introduce threads underneath the skin inorder to prevent bad bruises
and swelling. One side might need at least 2 threads or more and needle
points are hidden along sideburns or hairlines. Like filler treatment,
local anesthetics are necessary to ease pain.
As shown in the diagram, for cheek lifting, 2 threads at the upper cheek
and 3 near the jowls, 10 in total of both sides.
1−2 threads can also be used as a trial but cannot expect that much
Neck sag can also be treated with this procedure with at least 2 threads,
better 3 or more at each side.
Other parts such as eye corner(below temple) and brows are also treatable.
Basically no check-ups and stitch removal are needed, just one time of
treatment, months later, if it is enough, touch-up might be necessary.
This has been about the dissolvab;e N-COG Thread lunchtime facelift treatment.
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